New College, University of Edinburgh

Professor Lim to deliver 2016 Chuen King Memorial Lecture

“Chuen King” in Chinese literally means “communicating scripture”. This is the name of the lectureship which is established in memory of Mr. Wong Chuen-king by his son Mr. Wong Bing-lai who believes in the power of biblical message. While the Bible is the primary source for Christian theology, it also witnesses the process of contextualizing […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 21st January 2016

Vote for a Fifth Gospel

  • CSCO Team,
  • 13th November 2015

Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies

A few weeks ago, Prof Hurtado presented his paper ‘Oral Fixation and New Testament Studies?’, a paper requested by and for publication in New Testament Studies.  In his paper Prof Hurtado forcefully challenged Performance Criticism’s ‘fixation’ with orality, and its ‘over-simplifications’ regarding the place and function of orality in the Roman era. Drawing on historical […]

Passover in the Time of Jesus

ASOR has a special edition of Ancient Near East Today out this week which focuses on Passover in the time of Jesus. It features articles by Eric Myers, James Strange, James Charlesworth, Adela Yarbro Collins, and myself. There are also three views of the recent Noah film and a piece on women in archaeology. It’s […]

A Polite Bribe: Post-Screening Discussion

After the screening of the film, “A Polite Bribe,” here a couple of weeks ago, there was a panel discussion involving the director (Rob Orlando), Dr. Matt Novenson, and myself. It is now edited and available!

N. T. Wright on New Testament PhD Programs in the UK

We don’t like to blow our own trumpets here at Edinburgh – we let N. T. Wright do it for us. Over at the Jesus Blog, Tom was asked where in the UK he recommended for a PhD in New Testament. This is what he had to say: I sort of declare an interest here. […]

Margaret Williams’ new book

On Friday 8th November we’re holding a reception in the Senate Room, New college from 4.15 – 5.45, to celebrate the publication of Dr Margaret Williams’ new book, Jews in a Graeco-Roman Environment (Mohr Siebeck, 2013). Margaret is a member of the CSCO committee and a regular participant in the Classical reading group. All welcome […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 7th November 2013

New Book on the Genre of Acts

I announce publication of the thesis of yet another of our recent PhD students, Dr. Sean Adams, who is currently a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellow here in the School of Divinity: The Genre of Acts and Collected Biography.  Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series 155.  Cambridge:  Cambridge University Press, 2013. The genre of Acts […]

  • CSCO Team,
  • 18th October 2013